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Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged - Blue Mountain Brewery

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89
very good

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 11-27-2012)
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Reviews by rapidsequence:
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml corked bottle, $12 from Ned's.

Appearance: Dark brown as its poured, but sits completely black and opaque in the glass. Medium brown head retains OK, but quite a bit of nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet with chocolate, almost like a cupcake. NIce cold coffee aroma, not too bitter. Bourbon barely there.

Taste: Very good, balanced flavor. Sweet and bitter. Chocolate and coffee upfront. Not a huge, chewy malt flavor, but good. Some bitterness and bourbon flavor in the end-- much more bourbon taste than flavor.

Mouthfeel: Honestly its a little on the thin side. I think that ups the ability to drink it fast, which isn't good.

Overall: Its quite a good imperial coffee stout, and I may buy it again to share with out of towners, but its not as good as either Wake n Bake or KBS, both of wich are cheaper. The packaging is nice, but I'd rather have a cheaper bottle and cheaper beer.

rapidsequence, Dec 07, 2012
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4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle from Hoptimus-Prime from the Summer School BIF! Poured into my BCBS snifter on Barrel Aged Day 2013

Appearance: Very typical of an imperial stout, jet black with a small mocha head that dissipates rather quickly to a thin head. Small amounts of lacing are left on the glass.

Nose: Surprising light amount of bourbon. Guess I'm just used to bigger BBA stouts because this one doesn't kill it on the nose.

Taste: Nice toasty oak and vanilla hints with a bourbon wrapping around them. Slight coffee and chocolate but not as prevalent as I was expecting. So very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Certainly a bit thin for a BBA Stout

Overall: Something if you can grab off the shelf, I would. Akin to KBS and maybe a touch more drinkable. I have no issues finishing this bomber, as with KBS a 12 oz serving is plenty. If you see it, buy it.

CassinoNorth, Oct 05, 2013
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3.06/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. A few wisps on the surface. Chunky collar.

Smell - Raw coffee flavor. Very green and almost peppery. Chocolate. But coffee is dominant.

Taste - Extremely sharp coffee flavor. Same raw, green coffee. Still tastes like green peppers. I don't get much barrel out of this. Some chocolate though.

Mouthfeel - Medium high carbonation. Rough bitter coffee finish.

Overall - Eh. Very average and too much coffee. I have a regular version of this and I hope it doesn't have this offensive coffee flavor.

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L: Viscous, dark black, dark tan head that dissipates slightly.

T: Rich, chocolate-like malt with a mocha like sweetness. Medium low earthy bitterness with some warming bourbon following. Lots of chocolate sweetness fading to a coffee roastiness into the finish. Finishes fairly sweet with residual coffee.

M: Medium full body, medium low carbonation. Alcohol warming.

Pretty solid, really enjoyed the flavors, all worked well. Only critique is that the flavors weren't up to par with Speedway stout and other similar stouts.

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Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee Aged from Blue Mountain Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.